But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

Don’t just say, “I read my Bible.” The devil knows the Bible by heart. He used it against Jesus. It’s about lingering there, loving the truth, and pleading with the Lord to open the eyes of your heart. (John Piper)

Though Bible Study is not a new Christian discipline, there...

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Thursday, 16 January 2020 22:11

Andrew Fuller Friday: On Abraham’s Intercession for Sodom

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It is natural to suppose that the mind of Abraham must be forcibly impressed with this intimation. He would feel for his poor ungodly neighbours; but especially for Lot, and other righteous men whom he might hope would be found among them. At this juncture the men, that is, two out of the three,...

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Wednesday, 15 January 2020 23:14

Around the Horn (January 16)

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Preaching is far more than “sharing the Word,” “explaining the Bible,” or “giving a Bible talk.” Preaching carries much greater weight than those descriptors. Preachers, according to Adam Ch’ng, need to understand their task.

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Thursday, 09 January 2020 22:27

Andrew Fuller Friday: On Self and False Religion

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But to bear good-will to our enemies, to pity them that hate us, and to pray for them that despitefully use us and persecute us, is, after all, a strange doctrine in the account of a selfish world. If the love of God be not in us, self-love, in one shape or other, will have possession of our souls....

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Wednesday, 08 January 2020 23:24

Around the Horn (January 9)

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In this post, David Murray shares the importance of regularly assessing your own preaching. He offers his checklist as an example for achieving that goal.

Greg Morse begins his post writing, “Our women have...

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It was love at first sight.The first time we met, I was in 2nd grade.We met on a dirty court, in the middle of a park.Only 8 years old, I was captivated.

My dad introduced us.Sitting at our kitchen table,I remember that night like it was yesterday.I had no idea that this day would change the rest of...

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Monday, 06 January 2020 07:21

A Good Funeral is a Blessing to the Soul

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So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.Psalm 90:12

Laughter. That was the overwhelming sound I heard at a funeral I attended recently at Ashland Avenue Baptist Church. Longtime member Lula Mae Pryor had just passed way, and her funeral was at Ashland. When I say longtime...

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Friday, 03 January 2020 02:46

Andrew Fuller Friday: On the Flood (Part 2)

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The close of the last chapter brought us to the crisis of the flood, or to the period in which it had arrived at its greatest height: hence it began to abate. Observe the form in which it is expressed: “God remembered Noah, and those that were with him in the ark.” A common historian...

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Thursday, 02 January 2020 02:09

Around the Horn (January 2)

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Jason Allen begins this post stating, “Sound preaching depends on sound interpretation. If one desires to preach the whole counsel of God, proper interpretation is of paramount importance. To unpack the story of Scripture and share God’s full...

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Thursday, 26 December 2019 21:34

Andrew Fuller Friday: On the Flood

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The Flood Gen. 7

We have seen the preparation of the ark, the warnings of God by it, and his long-suffering for a hundred and twenty years. Now we see it finished; now the end of all flesh is come before him.

Ver. 1. Observe, 1. God gave special notice to Noah, saying, “Come thou and all thy...

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Thursday, 19 December 2019 22:55

Andrew Fuller Friday: On the Nature of the Son

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“I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.” From this rises the great love of God in the gift of him: “God so loved the world as to give his only begotten Son”—the condescension of his obedience: “Though he was a son yet learned he obedience”—the...

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Thursday, 19 December 2019 03:38

Around the Horn (December 19)

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In this post, Erik Reed shares about the life of his son Kaleb. It was a life that many would say was fraught with tragedy and difficulties, yet Erik talks about how he and his family rest in the hope of...

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Saturday, 14 December 2019 00:20

Every Pastor Needs a Lula Mae Pryor: A Eulogy

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Lula Mae Pryor was probably the most unique person I ever met. From the first day I met her when I was called to pastor at Ashland Avenue she became my biggest encourager but it only took a little time for me to realize that she was most people’s biggest encourager. Lula Mae’s life,...

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Thursday, 12 December 2019 22:49

Andrew Fuller Friday: On Abraham’s Sacrifice of Isaac

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A few remarks on the general design of the whole will conclude this subject. Though it was not the intention of God to permit Abraham actually to offer a human sacrifice, yet he might mean to assert his own right, as Lord of all, to require it, as well as to manifest the implicit obedience of faith...

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Thursday, 12 December 2019 03:31

Around the Horn (December 12)

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In this article for Themelios journal, D.A. Carson discusses the foolishness of believing the lie that all interpretations are equally valid. He writes, ““But that’s just your interpretation”: well, yes, it is my interpretation. Whose...

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Thursday, 05 December 2019 22:06

Andrew Fuller Friday: On the Offerings of Cain and Abel

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The Offerings of Cain andAbel

Gen. 4:1–8

Ver. 1. Adam has by his wife a son, who is called Cain; viz. a possession or acquisition; for, said Eve, “I have gotten a man from the Lord!” Many learned men have rendered it a man, the Lord; and it is not very improbable that she should...

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Thursday, 05 December 2019 02:04

Around the Horn (December 5)

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The Bible is one book about one person, yet there are times where each passage may not seem to be about that one person. That being the case, how should we read the Bible through that lens?  In this post, leaning on Irenaeus, Matthew Emerson helps answer that question....

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Wednesday, 04 December 2019 00:26

For unto us is Born … the Mighty God, Part 2

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This article is the second in a series on Isaiah 9:6. To read the first article:http://www.davidprince.com/2019/12/03/for-to-us-is-born-the-wonderful-counselor/

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called...

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Tuesday, 03 December 2019 00:11

For to us is Born … the Wonderful Counselor

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For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.  – Isaiah 9:6

 

Isaiah prophesied about 700 years before the birth of Jesus Christ. It was...

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I got really angry the other day. I have to admit I am ashamed as I type these words. I wasn’t angry for some noble reason. There was no godly anger. I was angry because I had been personally offended, slighted in my opinion. And it was over something so trivial, so unimportant. But here I...

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